Oh honey, you had a bad day?
Come over here, tuck yourself into me.
And of course you can touch my butt.
Do you need a sandwich?
Oh honey, you’re still at work 16 hours into the day and you can’t come over?
Here is a picture of my butt to remind you that it is here waiting for you to touch it.
The word document file name for this article is ‘actually touch my butt’.
I was sitting on the porch last night and the neighbors were fighting and my heart got heavy and I’d just made a new Word document called ‘touch my butt’, it was open so I vented there.
This is why I lose things. I give them obscure names, my laptop reboots without my permission and poof.
Buh-bye now, see you next year when I’m cleaning and organizing.
It’s the morning after the new moon.
Save one bill, everything is paid. I’ll get to it today.
The house is spotless, like “It’d be okay if Queen Elizabeth popped over for tea” clean.
Burned some candles and some sage last night.
We are only letting love into this house. So mote it be.
I feel clean, calm and I keep smirking.
Doesn’t hurt a bit that the Lumberjack messages me intermittently throughout the day, every day.
He’s working way too hard right now and I haven’t seen him in…I don’t know how many days.
Huh, funny, I usually count these things.
He said his last girlfriend and he broke up because she was constantly fussing about him working too much.
So she spent the time she did get with you bitching about not seeing you so now she never gets to see you?
That makes no sense.
A lot of things women do when it comes to men make no sense to me.
There are a bazillion people on the planet, if the one you have isn’t working for you do not play blacksmith and try to heat them and hammer them into something that is not their original shape. Go find another one that fits your shape.
Don’t get me wrong. In the folly of my youth (which really only ended 3-4 years ago) I thought if I just tried hard enough ‘I could change him’.
I’ll tell all y’all a secret. No, you can’t. And really? You shouldn’t want to.
How hard that must be on a person you (profess to) love or care about to constantly feel like they have to adapt to please you, like they are not enough as is.
Pretty sure that isn’t love.
I am quite sure that is how the bulk of my exes made me feel. If I just behaved a little better, or was a little quieter, less aggressive, less sassy, less needy/slutty/chatty/sleepy/sneezy/bashful/dopey/grumpy etc. etc. but then I am not me. So why’d you pick me again? And why won’t you touch my butt?
I still have men in my life that make me feel this way. But not for long. We are only letting love into this house.
This is the problem with the neighbors, they fuck and fight and that isn’t love. It’s just a loud, screaming, sobbing mess.
Women are not put on this earth to fix men. They aren’t broken.
Men are not put on this earth to lord over women. We got this.
We’re two separate yet compatible halves of one whole.
Men don’t need to be fixed, they need to be loved and nurtured and left to go build things.
Women do not need to be ruled, we need to be left to be creative and kind and loving.
I’m about to get called out for being anti-feminist.
I could give a fuck.
I do not believe that men and women are equal. I believe we are symbiotic.
And by sucking the life out of the opposite gender trying to get them to submit, we are actually hurting ourselves.
Women have access to this powerful, protective, productive male energy and we harness it to
hold our purses at Bed Bath and Beyond?
That doesn’t seem right.
When did we trade nurturing for nagging? And can I please take my nurturing back?
Nagging feels shitty, both to give and receive.
By denying a man his masculinity you are denying your divine feminine self.
Um, what’s not to love about being a woman, we are soft, mystical creatures that create things out of nothing, capable of abstract thought, we feel things on these deep emotional levels and have multiple orgasms.
I jiggle when I walk. He likes that, as do I, I hate doing squats. I am soft. I do not consider this to be a weakness, but strength instead. I am not hard and rigid like him. I flow. I adapt. I soothe myself and others.
Put me against a wall and things change a bit. I have a vicious mouth on me and for the most part I can hold my own physically. But when there is a good man around, I don’t have to do those things. I can build things, fix things and I can appreciate having a man around to open that jar.
Lumberjack is having a stressful time at work right now. He talks to me about it, I make suggestions and ask questions and he comes to his own conclusions. I do not presume to know what is best for him or even exactly how his business works, I have an idea because I listen when he speaks and I ask questions.
He throws the word ‘perfect’ around a lot. I am not. What I am is compatible. The things about me that are feminine and good work with the things about him that are masculine and good.
And for once I feel appreciated, so I make sure he does too.
My job here is to see him when I can. Listen to him vent, rub his back and let him touch my butt. Because like the rest of me, it is soft and soothing and divine.